Kentucky Supreme Court to take up Beshear’s challenge of bills aimed at limiting his authority
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky’s Supreme Court has agreed to take up the Democratic governor’s challenge of Republican-backed laws aimed at limiting his authority to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The GOP-led legislature passed the measures over Gov. Andy Beshear’s vetoes. The governor immediately filed a lawsuit.
The new laws curbing his executive powers were temporarily blocked by Franklin County Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd.
The Supreme Court says it will extend its review to a second pandemic-related case at the same time.
Chief Justice John D. Minton Jr. says the review will be expedited.
The court will hear arguments on June 10 in both cases.
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